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Barber visit for homeless young people

25 May 2021

Young people living in a supported housing service in Sudbury have been treated to fresh trims by staff from a newly opened local barbershop.

Two young people have a haircut in a barber shopYoung residents in Sudbury receiving post-lockdown haircuts.

Five young residents, who all live at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Sudbury Young People Supported Housing, have enjoyed free post-lockdown haircuts, courtesy of the team from Blade & Fade barbershop, which recently opened in Sudbury. 

Many of the young people living in the supported housing service are vulnerable and homeless or at risk of homelessness, and do not have much money, so getting a haircut can often be an unaffordable expense.

Blade & Fade’s manager, Elliot Firrell, said: “We offered to provide some of the young people with much-needed haircuts, as we wanted to be able to give something back to people in our local community. The team was really pleased to see how happy the residents were with their new haircuts and what a positive difference it made to their mood and wellbeing.”

It was amazing to have this kind offer from a local business and the visit provided a much-needed boost to our residents.

Kate Molope, Local Service Manager

Kate Molope, Local Service Manager at Sudbury Young People Supported Housing said: “It was amazing to have this kind offer from a local business and the visit provided a much-needed boost to our residents. To those on a low income, a haircut is often a luxury, so the residents are really grateful. The generosity of the staff at Blade & Fade is much appreciated – especially as they’ve since offered to make it an ongoing event.”

For more information about Sanctuary Supported Living’s supported housing services for homeless and vulnerable young people, visit our young people page, read residents’ stories or search for a young persons’ service near you. Sudbury Young People Services are also recruiting.  If you’d like to find out more about a rewarding career in adult social care and join our amazing team, visit our careers page to view our current vacancies.

For the latest updates from Blade & Fade, see their Instagram feed or visit their Facebook page.

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